The "new" Universum Box Promotion headed by Waldemar Kluch returns to action for the first time since September with a show at the plush Grand Elysee Hotel in Hamburg. Headlining is former WBO lightheavy champ Juergen Braehmer, who after a long layoff due to injuries and illness, will have his first fight for 18 months.
In the co-headliner ex WBA cruiser king Firat Arslan, back with Universum after a spell as freelancer, is looking will continue his comeback.
Dec 18, Zaporizhzhja, UKR, Yunost Sport Palace
m: Avantandil Khurtside, Ukr W12-M Ossie Duran, Gha
WBC Silver title, 114-113, 115-113 and 114-114.
c: Dmytro Kucher, Ukr W8-U Ismail Abdoul, Bel
80-72 twice, 79-73.
jw: Viktor Postol, Ukr W12-U Karen Tevosyan, Rus
WBC Int´l jr welter title, 120-107 twice and 119-108.
4x3, m: Marat Kulumbegov, Rus TKO 1 Bogdan Protsyshin, Ukr
Dec 18, Wolomin, POL:
l: Krzysztof Cieslak, Po W 8 (78-75) Beka Sadjaia, Blr
jm: Ismail Teboev, Pol W 6 (59-56) Anthony Ukeh, Ger
jm: Przemyslaw Opalach, Pol TKO 3 Tom Reiche, Ger
Dec 18, Lentate sul Seveso, ITA:
m: Santo Drago, Ita W 6 Joseph Sovijus, Slo
Dec 18, Rimini, ITA:
m: Matteo Signani, Ita W 6 Ruslans Pojonisevs, Lat
Dec 18, Lanciano, ITA:
lh: Andrea Di Monte, Ita TKO 6 Pal Bohus, Hun
Dec 18, Frosinone, ITA:
w: Sven Paris, Ita W 8 Laszlo Komjathi, Hun
Dec 17, Herning, DEN, MCH Kongrescentre, 925, Sauerland (SPAG)
8x3: Rudy Markussen, 78,4, Den TKO 4 (0.32) Steven Bendall, 76,4, UK/Cro
Markussen was out to bomb Bendall but had trouble finding the range and Bendall made him miss and almost made him pay. Rudy was too strong and fresh though and Steven went down in the third with bad nosebleed. Early in the fourth Bendall caved in, took a beating along the ropes and it was stopped.
Patrick Nielsen, 72,0, Den W10-U Michael Schubov, 70,1, Ger
IBF Youth title, scored 99-90 and 100-89 twice. Schubov was just too small to have an impact and was outboxed but Nielsen failed to impress and couldn´t open his stocky opponent. Schubov went for some reason down early in the ninth but didn´t seem hurt or stunned.
8x3: Kasper Bruun, 64,0, Den Tdr5-S Ryan Barrett, 64,3, UK
Ruled a technical draw as Bruun came out a clash of heads with bad gash between the eyes. It was at the time scored 47-45 Bruun, 47-45 Barrett and 46-46. This included a two point deduction from Barnett for an intentional headbutt - something it didn´t seem to be, more the type of accident that can happen between a southpaw and a ortodox boxer - and if intentional, why no DQ?. Barrett quickly found the range for his southpaw jab and floored Bruun early in the fourth but it was ruled a slip, at the end of the round Bruun went down from bodyshots and it seemed like a matter of time even if the Dane tried hard in the fifth. Barrett was coming on strong at the time of the clash of heads.
6x3: Reda Zam Zam, 70,2, Den KO 1 (2.59) Aliaksei Volchan, 70,0, Blr
The soft looking Volchan went down and out from a left hook to the body.
4x2: Micki Nielsen, 88,8, Den KO 1 (0.43) Romans Mironovs, 85,1, Lat
Mironovs down after 15 seconds and stopped after a second knockdown, ruled KO but was in fact a tko.
Torben Keller, 70,0, Den W4-U Aleksei Tsatiasvili, 70,2, Est
40-36 on all cards. Keller´s prodebut and he looked good against a decent, willing opponent.
Dec 17, Espoo / Leppšvaara, FIN, Gym, P 3 Boxing / Amin Asikainen & Co
8x3: Andreas Evensen, 126,5, Nor/Fin NC 3 Sergio Prado, 127,75, Spa
Evensen had it tough early but floored Prado in the third and again and the Spaniard fell out of the ring and injured his back and foot leaving the officials with no other option but to declare a no contest. 19-19 on all cards after two.
4x3: Jarkko Putkonen, 142,75, Fin TKO 1 2.59) (2.59) Stanislavs Leonovs, 142,75, Lat
4x3: Niko Jokinen, 169,5,, Fin TKO 3 (2.47) Sergey Drob, 163,5, Lat
4x3: Arne Erntsen, 167,5, Nor/Fin KO 1 (1.59) Maksims Semjonovs, 176,25, Lat
Dec 17, Kyiv, UKR, Sports Palace, K 2 Ukraine
m: Maxim Bursak, Ukr TKO 3 Laatekwei Hammond, RSA
WBO I/C middleweight title
8x3, c: Vitaly Nevesely, Ukr TKO 6 Paata Berikashvili, Blr
8x3, w: Viktor Plotnikov, Ukr TKO 8 Mikheil Khucishvili, Blr
jm: Kostyantyn Rovenskyy, Ukr D8-M Fayzullo Ahmedov, Uzb
76-76, 76-76 and 77-76 for Rovenskyy.
lh: Oleksandr Chervyak, Ukr D8-S George Tevdorashvili, Blr
77-75 Chervyak, 79-74 for Tevdorashvili and 77-77.
Dmitrij Nikulin, Ukr W6-U Nikolay Korenev, Ukr
6x3, lh: Oleh Nekrasov, Ukr TKO 2 Igor Karimopv, Ukr
w: Yuriy Nuzhnenko, Ukr W8-U Adham Nazarov, Uzb
sb: Mamed Yadgarov, Ukr W6-U Olim Nazarov, Uzb
f: Sahib Usarov, Uzb W6-U Yuri Voronin, Ukr
Dec 17, Basel, SWI:
Arnold Gjergjaj, 109,3, Kos/Swi KO 2 Prince Anthony Ikeji, 96,9, Nig/FvA
Dec 17, Madrid, SPA, Pabellon Sage de Madrid, Rimer Boxe / Club Barcelo
m: Luis Crespo, Spa W6-U Roberto Santos, Spa
59-54, 58-56, 58-57.
l: Angel Hugo Ramirez, Spa W6-M Jesus Garcia Escalona, Spa
59-55, 58-56 and a strange 56-56.
4x3, l: Cristian Morales, Spa KO 2 Ivan Ruiz Garrido, Spa debut
w: Enrique Celis, Spa W4-U Antonio Redondo, Spa
39-38 twice. 40-37.
4x2, fly: Irene Gordo, Spa debut W4-U Dinercu Constantinescu, Rom debut
Dec 17, Maliano, Cantabria, SPA:
jw: Daniel Rasilla, Spa NC 5 (or Tech draw) Eloy Iglesias, Spa
Dec 17, Amay, BEL:
Cedric Spera, 68,8, Bel W 6 Hovhannes Kishmiryan, 68,6, Bel
Dec 17, Epernay, FRA:
6x3, m: Georges Beaupuis, Fra TKO 5 Joris Neau, Fra
jm: Jean Michel Hamilcaro, Spa W 6 Lubomir Wejs, Slo
6x2, b: Amira Hamzaoui, Fra TKO 2 Ivana Yaneva, Bul
Dec 17, Vaulx en Velin, FRA:
h: Newfel Outah, Fra W10-U Cyril Leonet, Fra
French heavyweight title, scored 97-93, 96-94 and 98-93.
4x3, m: Karim Larbi, Fra TKO 2 Mimoun Khadda, Fra
w: Lyes Chaibi, Fra W 4 Alexandre Vivares, Fra
Dec 17, Berlin, GER, Columbia Club, Troja Boxing Group (M Pokowietz), gba
4x3, w: Rico MŁller, Ger TKO 1 Ladislav Martinet, Cze
4x3, jw: Zapir Rasulov, Ger TKO 2 Ehsan Adibifar,
jw: Petit-Jesus Gnitedem, W 4 Mahsum Ece,
4x3, sm: Ghazi Hassan Mustapha, debut W 4 Mikael Mosteghi, debut
sm: Uesame Bozkurt, debut W 4 Samir Said,
4x3, jw: Osama Hadifi, Den/gba debut TKO 1 Petr Gyna, Cze
4x2, f: Ranan Durdu, TKO 4 Adriana Tertilte,
Dec 17, Poznan, POL: Piezobiogaz Boxing Team
jw: Bartlomiej Wanczyk, Pol W 6 Aliaksandr Abramenka, Blr
w: Sylwester Walczak, Pol W 4 Rafal Piotrowski, Pol
4x3, m: Mariusz Biskupski, Pol KO 2 Adam Gawlik, Pol
Dec 16, Varazdin, CRO, Bigger´s Better Tournament:
Ivica Bacurin, Cro KO 2 Niko Falin,
Ivica Bacurin, Cro W3-U Mairis Briedis, Lat
Constantin Bejenaru, W 3 Ivica Bacurin.
Mairis Briedis, KO 1 Mourad Raid,
Dec 16, Tenerife, SPA:
Ante Rodriguez Roja, 80,0, Tenerife D 4 Pablo Sosa, 81,2, Mallorca
Dec 16, Thourotte, FRA
jw: Yvan Mendy, Fra KO 4 Tarik Madni, Bel
WBFed I/C jr welter title. Madni went down in the fourth with an injured arm and was counted out. 29-28 twice and 30-27 for Madni after three.
m: Karim Achour, Fra W 6 Andrejs Loginovs, Lat
sb: Bastien Rozeaux, Fra W 6 Ravil Mukhamadiarov, Rus
Dec 16, Bruay la Bussiere, FRA:
6x3, b: Thomas Masson, Fra TKO 2 Mikheil Gogebashvili, Geo
l: Kakhaber Avetisian, Blr W 6 Guillaume Salingue, Fra
b: Vincent Legrand, Fra W 6 Levan Garibashvili, Geo
Dec 16, Hauts de Seine, FRA:
8x3, jl: Sofiane Takoucht, Fra KO 4 Mikheil Avakian, Geo
Takoucht not suspended and probably won´t be despite a positive doping test in the Miskirtchian fight - is was for a pain killer he would have gotten permission for to use had he asked beforehand.
Dec 16, La Rochelle, FRA, CP Rochelais (Limousin Poitou Charentes)
m: Victor Garcia, Fra W 6 Karim Merroudji, Fra
sm: Mickael Mazzela, Fra W 6 Karim Meriem, Fra
Dec 16, Rezzato, ITA: Loreni Boxe
h: Matteo Modugno, Ita W10-U Paolo Vidoz, Ita
Italian heavyweight title with the out of shape Vidoz upset and losing on scores of 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93.
sm: Francesco Alberti, Ita W 6 Florian Oanea, Rom
m: Soufiene Ouerghi, Mor/Ita TKO 1 Christian Arvelo Segura, Dr/Ita
jw: Luca Maccaroni, Ita TKO 4 Marco Delmestro, Ita
Dec 15, Vasa, FIN, Caramelito Promotions
sm: Deniss Kurakins, Lat W 4 Anton Sjomkin, Est
Sjomkin accepted the fight on short notice subbing for Janne Forsman and fought with an injured right hand and suffered an upset
Dec 10, Reggio Calabria, ITA:
lh: Francesco Versaci, Ita W 6 Zoltan Kallai, Hun
Dec 10, Lastra a Signa, ITA:
w: Giacomo Mazzoni, Ita W 6 Ciro Ciano, Ita
Dec 10, Tours, FRA,
Ayoub Nefzi, W 8 Laurent Ferra,
Brahim Bouizem, Fra W 6 Hedi Slimane, Fra
Dec 10, Montargis, FRA:
l: Rubens Neves Teixeras, Fra D 4 Gaetan Domitien, Fra
Dec 9, Amiens, FRA, correction
w: Soufiane Ouardi, Fra D 4 TAHA MAHMOUD
Dec 8, Mantova, ITA:
jw: Mauro Orlandi, Ita W 6 Giuseppe Lo Faro, Ita
Nov 26, Pomezia, ITA:
jw: Vittorio Oi, Ita W 6 Karoly Lakatos, Hun
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